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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 04:59 PM
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Can you tell me how you removed the springs? See you comment below regarding the King 3 1/4 plunge router

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When you plunge it up and down the springs are very noisy and sounds terrible. So I was a little hesitant at first. So I brought it home and
removed the springs,very easy to remove, and I use it table mounted.
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"King is made in Canada somewhere just outside Montreal. They have been making tools since 1920 or so that I know of."

?!...Is it possible the name has been uh, 'liberated' ?

"In 1983 King took over its name and started developing a complete program, selling machinery in collaboration with their partner factories."
Power Tools, Woodworking and Metalworking Machines by King Canada

I'm pretty sure the King cabinet saws that I looked into were built in Taiwan, but that certainly doesn't suggest that there's anything wrong with their products.
The company bio seems to indicate a number of manufacturing sources.
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I bought a King 16" planer years ago. It's been a very good machine to me. A few years later a cousin bought a Delat, one that I don't see in their lineup any more. It was for all practical purposes identical to mine. Jet also has one that is identical, the JWP-160S. Their used to be an equipment company named Star and theirs was also identical. There may be others. That tells me that they are all likely made in Taiwan. Makita and Hitachi aren't any better in some cases. I have a 1900B Makita 3 1/8" power planer. When I was looking for blades for it on ebay I found out that Hitachi also uses the same blades on their model 1900B and it was identical in every way but colour. One seller on ebay showed pictures and names of all the planers that used those blades and there were at least 2 more with identical housings and about 18 more with different housings which may or may not have been made by the same company. You really can't say for sure who made a tool no matter who's name is on it.

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Bought a new King Canada router. Tried to attach the inlay template guide that came with it. There was NO WAY of fastening it. Sent King Canada in Quebec and was told they checked and found I was right and said thanks for bringing it to our attention and GO OUT AND BUY SOME SCREWS AND WASHERS and fix it myself. Sent another email saying THEY NEED TO SEND a fix. Then they tried the old need to see your proof of purchase trick. THEY JUST FOUND THE PROBLEM BECAUSE I FOUND THE PROBLEM...how did I know that if I didn't buy one?? STAY AWAY FROM THEIR JUNK and you will not have to deal with them.
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The biggest problem I see with King Canada tools is that the customer is their quality control. I bought a 6" x 108" vertical belt sander and the table wasn't square to the belt. They grudgingly replaced the brackets that held it. I bought a 16" open ended drum sander and they had to replace the top cover with one that I could attach a vac hose to. They did do that without any issues. Then I bought a 12" disc sander it it had a bad wobble to it. After 3 replacement disc plates I gave it back. That wasn't all on King, the repair shop I took it to didn't check the motor shaft and I finally did and it was out of round. Never the less I think I'm done with King.
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Bought a new King Canada router. Tried to attach the inlay template guide that came with it. There was NO WAY of fastening it. Sent King Canada in Quebec and was told they checked and found I was right and said thanks for bringing it to our attention and GO OUT AND BUY SOME SCREWS AND WASHERS and fix it myself. Sent another email saying THEY NEED TO SEND a fix. Then they tried the old need to see your proof of purchase trick. THEY JUST FOUND THE PROBLEM BECAUSE I FOUND THE PROBLEM...how did I know that if I didn't buy one?? STAY AWAY FROM THEIR JUNK and you will not have to deal with them.
Is this the one? Sure looks familiar to some other brand I have seen.
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is King Canada your version of our Harbor Freight???

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Go Harbor Freight!!!
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is King Canada your version of our Harbor Freight???
No. I would say it's on a par with the cheapest models of Delta. At least in their stationary power tools. In fact they may be made in the same factory. As for the powered hand tools I can't say. The only small King tool I own is an air roofing nailer. It worked okay on the one roof that I needed it for. The flap that holds the coil in did get broken off though because it was balky and the guy using it applied force instead of brains to close it.
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